Beyond mangrove’s arching barricade of roots lies a salt marsh wonderland
A sea of Batis undulates in waves of chartreuse where ghosts stand watch
Trees ravaged by hurricane’s cruelty now host epiphytes’ glory
Still deeper into nature’s treasures lies a forest where buttonwoods stand
Rugged denizens of limestone and meager humus rise with dignity
Supporters of life’s plethora, they cluster with arms extending
Their celebration sings under skies cerulean muted only by tiers of moss
Walk here with reverence for around you wonders abound
Petite blooms of soothing colors and fragrance sweet hide among the branches
Lichen’s limitless mosaics scatter life bearing spores upon the wind
Clusters of cardinal airplants sport fiery tongues of flame, tipped deep purple and yellow
Barred owls hoot love songs while delicate orange butterflies seek nectar sweet
Wilderness like this beckons the human soul to discover her secrets
Come and taste of me, she whispers
You’ll never be the same
Absolutely gorgeous photos and poetry…. Karen, you are so talented.
Consider well who is your pilot.
A truly beautiful post. I really enjoyed it!
Thank you both!